Have your say on making drinking water safer for everyone
MfE has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water (NES-DW).
Your feedback is welcome until 6 March 2022.
The Government is proposing three key areas of improvement to NES-DW to strengthen its ability to protect drinking water sources:
- standardising the way we define source water areas,
- strengthening regulation of activities around water sources, and
- including more water suppliers under the NES-DW.
You can read more about the proposed changes and make a submission using the links below.
Feedback received will help MfE further refine their proposal to amend the current NES-DW, before the regulations are redrafted and gazetted later in 2022.